Technology experts at the Internal Revenue Service testified that they are unable to retrieve any more lost emails from Lois Lerner’s computer hard-drive. Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit that has required these tech experts to recount, under oath, their attempts at recovering Lerner’s emails from her hard-drive that had crashed.
IRS Information Technology Specialist Aaron Signor testified:
Although I made multiple attempts to run the test, each time the test would freeze and fail to complete. The failure of the test confirmed that the hard drive was not working properly.
Senior Investigative Analyst at the IRS John Minsek said:
I opened the subject hard drive and noticed a well-defined concentric scoring around the center of the top platter.
This means that circular gouges were carved into the platter, rendering it unusable.
According to Stephen Manning, Deputy Chief Information Officer at the IRS:
The hard drive was batched with other miscellaneous equipment and transferred to an external recycling contractor for destruction and recycling.
This means that the hard drive and its shredded parts will never be recovered.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement in response to today’s sworn declarations from IRS officials Aaron G. Signor, John H. Minsek, Stephen L. Manning, Timothy P. Camus, and Thomas J. Kane, regarding the “lost” emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials:
These sworn declarations delivered to the court today were to discuss what happened to Lois Lerner’s “lost” emails and any other computer records reportedly lost by the IRS. This latest IRS filing seems to treat as a joke Judge Sullivan’s order requiring the IRS to produce details about Lois Lerner’s “lost” emails and any efforts to retrieve and produce them to Judicial Watch as required under law. Frankly, it seems the cover-up continues.
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